At MBS, we stand as one of the few genuine handmade brick suppliers in the UK, crafting bricks with character and built on tradition. Our selection boasts one of the largest varieties for sale, offering competitive prices on our handmade bricks.
No two bricks are identical
Our handmade bricks are hand-thrown into rectangular moulds and lightly dusted with sand to give each bricks individual colours and textures. The manual process gives each brick its own unique individual texture and markings, which is an attractive and sought-after feature in facing bricks. Our handmade bricks also have an indent or ‘frog’ in the top of the brick. The frog reduces the amount of material used to form the brick, makes it easier to remove from the moulds, and gives the completed wall better shear resistance. Once they reach a low enough moisture content, the bricks head into the latest technology carbon-neutral kilns. Temperatures over 1,000°C bake the clay solid and bring out the different hues in each brick. Once they cool, their colour results from the mineral breakdown in the raw materials from the heat of the kiln. Because of slight variations in chemical composition, no two bricks are identical. This can lead to slight colour differences. Although there are certain styles that feature clay flashing or overburns, which some view as a desirable effect.
Handmade bricks are naturally porous, allowing moisture to penetrate and release without damaging the structure of the brick. MBS handmade bricks are frostresistant and comply with EU and British standards. They can withstand any weather thrown at them. Coupled with traditional lime mortar, handmade clay bricks allow flexibility in their building structures for natural self-healing benefits. The UK has been building this way since the 15th and 16th century. You can still see these constructions today as a result of this high-quality method.
Closely working with you
We work closely with our customers to ensure they choose the perfect brick every time. Accordingly, we offer a highly personal service from the desired requirements right through to delivery to site. Assisting you in choosing the correct brick for the job is always our priority as your handmade brick supplier.
In the UK, in fact, there are many regional variations of brick from a variety of influencing factors, including:
architectural trends and;
lack of transport links through the years.
Those regional colours, in fact, are now often a conservation requirement.
Higher concentrations of iron give red bricks their striking look. Our Soft Reds, aka Red Rubbers, can be seen in the nation’s capital’s railway arches. Their workable nature means they can be sculpted into almost any shape, while keeping the robustness you’d expect from a top-quality brick.
Higher concentrations of iron give red bricks their striking look. Our Soft Reds, aka Red Rubbers, can be seen in the nations capital’s railway arches. Their workable nature means they can be sculpted into almost any shape, while keeping the robustness you’d expect from a top-quality brick.
The striking and recognisable London bricks have a higher lime content giving them an unmistakable yellow hue. Our London Antique handmade brick undergoes an ageing process to change the appearance to that of a genuine reclaimed yellow brick with soot embedded on the face and traces of mortar residue.
Special Shaped Bricks
We offer both British standard metric and imperial sized bricks as well as non-standard formats for refurbishment projects.
We have one the quickest delivery times in the country, some next day, as all of our products are held in stock. Larger projects may be subject to a lead time depending on availability so please check with our team when placing your order.
Craftsmanship with handmade bricks for sale
Our expert craftsmen use manufacturing methods to create an authentic range of bricks, in a variety of colours and textures. Our handmade bricks are perfect for restoration, renovation, areas of conservation and reclaimed brick aesthetics for new build projects. For our full range of high quality British standard handmade bricks for sale, check out our brick selector, for the ultimate brick browsing experience.
“We have quickly developed a global network of manufacturers that we work closely with to develop brick types which are made to look olde-worlde or reclaimed.”
Dean Royle, Managing Director
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